Conspicuous Criticism: Tradition, the Individual, and

Conspicuous Criticism: Tradition, the Individual, and Originally published inand newly revised, Conspicuous Criticism is a ringing defense of the need for religion and tradition in contemporary society Writing with moral passion and critical verve, Christopher Shannon offers a convincing indictment of the forces that isolate the individual in modern capitalist society and counters than a century of efforts by modern intellectuals to displace tradition in favor of a humanism that actually diminishes humanity in the name of freeing its potential Featuring in depth analyses of the works of John Dewey, Thorstein Veblen, C Wright Mills, and others, Conspicuous Criticism is a call to reinstate traditional relations to God, nature, and the common good Scholars in fields from American studies to intellectual history will be forced to grapple with Shannon s trenchant critique, which is well on its way to becoming a classic of Christian thought Conspicuous Criticism inspired a concern about the modern world that in the years since I ve not been able to brush aside Eric Miller, First Things

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